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Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens

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  • Focal length: 16-35mm
  • Aperture range: f/4-22
  • Sony E-mount lens
  • 35 mm full frame
  • Optical Steady Shot image stabilization
  • Three ED glass elements
  • Five Aspherical elements
  • Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating
  • 7-blade circular aperture design
  • Dust and moisture resistant

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Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens

Sony's Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS is a versatile wide-angle zoom lens designed for full-frame E-mount cameras that offers a 35mm equivalent on APS-C format cameras of 24.5-52.5mm. Its constant f/4 aperture is bright and consistent throughout the entire zoom range, allowing you to confidently shoot, regardless of the light conditions. Sony packed this lens with advanced features such as its Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. This technology works to eliminate blur and streaking from camera shake by up to four shutter steps.

There are five aspherical optical elements along with three Extra Low Dispersion (ED) elements, all of which work in concert to reduce chromatic aberrations. A Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to the lens elements to minimize lens flare and ghosting while providing enhanced contrast, clarity, and color fidelity. This lens accepts 72mm front-end filters.

Wide-Angle Impact over a Useful Zoom Range

A 16mm to 35mm wide-angle zoom range coupled with effective built-in optical image stabilization makes this lens an excellent choice for snapshots, indoor scenes, group shots, landscapes, and more, especially with a full-frame a7 series body. The ZEISS Vario-Tessar configuration offers outstanding performance in a compact, lightweight design.

Refined Optics Deliver Stunning Images

Superior clarity and minimal distortion are achieved by an advanced optical design that includes one large AA element and three ED elements. The legendary ZEISS T* (T-star) coating enhances performance even further by effectively suppressing reflections so that crisp, natural contrast is maintained, especially when shooting landscapes.

Constant Exposure at Any Zoom Setting

Constant aperture at all focal lengths means that the user can zoom and shoot at any aperture without having to worry about changes in exposure settings or depth of field, concentrating on the image rather than technical details. Maximum aperture is F4 through the zoom range.

Reliable and Easy In Any Conditions

Reliable operation in a variety of conditions is ensured by a design that prevents dust and moisture from entering the lens.

Sharp and Clear from Corner To Corner

Aspherical lens technology maximizes portability without sacrificing imaging power. The lens combines five aspherical elements (including one AA - advanced aspherical lens), with 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements to deliver high-precision shots and breathtaking rendering, without the bulky design usually associated with similar DSLR lenses.

Sharp and Clear In Any Situation

Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization compensates for camera shake that can blur images when shooting handheld. Sharp, clear night scenes or indoor shots in dim lighting can be captured without the need to boost ISO sensitivity and risk increased noise.

Specifications

Physical
Weight 18.27 oz (518 g)
Color Black
Mount
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Focus
Maximum Aperture f/4.0
Minimum Aperture f/22
Focal Length 16-35mm
Maximum Magnification 0.19x
Angle of view 107-63 Degree
Minimum Focus Distance 0.92 feet (0.28 m)
Focus Type Auto
Image Stabilization Yes
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Zoom Focal Length 16-35mm
Lens Format Full Frame Sensors
Lens Type Wide Angle Zoom

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Ratings and reviews

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens SKU: SEL1635Z

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Travel Lens! This is my go to lens for vacation. It captures the location so beautifully anytime of the day. A Solid build lens I’m positive will stand the test of time.
Date published: 2024-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FE 16-35 I’ve had this lense for about 2 years. Great Zoom. I highly recommend.
Date published: 2024-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 16-35 F4 - Awesome and light lens I do primarily photo, and as I start to get into video, I am finding myself turning to this lens as my go to. I do landscape photography here and there, but where this lense has been great is to start recording myself. I am finding that the length, the size and how compact it is, has been a great go to lens for me.
Date published: 2023-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect lens Great lens. Excellent on wide angle as well as 35mm
Date published: 2020-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Lens I have used this lens for 7 month now several times a week. I use it for real estate photography and it is excellent. Works really well and I can't say anything bad about it. It is a solid professional lens.
Date published: 2019-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lens overall a great lens. I have a question for the readers and support team. When I take the zoom below 20mm I see dark circles on the edges. i have a sony A7R3. please advise if this is expected.
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Walk-Around Lens! I bought this lens to be my walk around lens on a trip to Egypt, Jordan and Israel. I couldn’t have been happier. The size and weight was a perfect balance with the stellar performance. Crisp focus, great color rendition and easy to compose shots at various distances. It worked great for both landscapes and portraits. I highly recommend this lens.
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Performance Got this as a gift. I personally don't like wide angle lenses because they have frequent problems with the picture and performance. However, this lens solves all of that. I currently owned other wide angle lenses(not from Sony) but this lens is the best one I'd had so far. The only flaw that I don't personally like; the focusing wheel and zoom wheel are a bit stiff and hard to use at first. But you get used to it after a while.
Date published: 2018-05-17
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